Mama Makes Up Her Mind: And Other Dangers of Southern Living by Bailey WhiteMama Makes Up Her Mind: And Other Dangers of Southern Living by Bailey White

Mama Makes Up Her Mind: And Other Dangers of Southern Living

byBailey White

Paperback | March 24, 2009

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Welcome to the unique world of Bailey White. Her aunt Belle may take you to see her bellowing pet alligator. Her uncle Jimbuddy may appall you with his knack for losing pieces of himself. Most of all, you may succumb utterly to the charms of Bailey's mama, who will take you to a juke joint so raunchy it scared Ernest Hemingway or tuck you into her antique guest bed that has the disconcerting habit of folding up on people while they sleep.

White's indelible vignettes of Southern eccentricity have entranced millions who have heard her read them on NPR.Mama Makes Up Her Mindis as sweetly intoxicating as a mint julep and as invigorating as a walk in White's own overgrown garden.

Bailey Whiteis the author ofSleeping at the Starlite Motel,Quite a Year for Plums, andNothing With Strings. Her commentaries can be heard on NPR'sAll Things Considered. She lives in Thomasville, Georgia.
Title:Mama Makes Up Her Mind: And Other Dangers of Southern LivingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:March 24, 2009Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306818027

ISBN - 13:9780306818028

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Editorial Reviews

Tucson Citizen, 3/26/09 “Pass the corn pone and enjoy.”Columbia State, 4/19/09 “Funny essays…and White’s mama…is amusing enough all on her own.”Augusta Metro Spirit, 5/20/09 “A stunning display of Southern hilarity…Those in search of heart, humor, and intriguing characters could do a lot worse than the life of White.”, July 2009 “A celebration of the South…For fellow Southerners it will resonate with many memories of this unique region.”Option,8/15/11 “A trip back to Flannery O’Connor territory, with perhaps a side route to Capote-land.”